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Corporate entry Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (c. 1967 - )

Australian National University

From
c. 1967
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Functions
Astronomy or Space Science
Alternative Names
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Siding Spring Observatory
Website
http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/home.php
Reference No
CA 634
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia

Summary

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories consist of two observatories operating under the control of the Australian National University. The Observatories are part of the University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. In January 2003 bushfires destroyed more than $40 million of facilities and equipment at the Mount Stromlo Observatory. Restoration and redevelopment of the facilities began shortly afterwards.

Timeline

 1924 - c. 1950 Commonwealth Solar Observatory
       c. 1950 - 1957 Commonwealth Observatory
             1957 - c. 1967 Mount Stromlo Observatory
                   c. 1967 - Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories

Related People

Published resources

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Sutherland, Ralph and Butcher, Harvey, Mt Stromlo Observatory: From Bush Observatory to the Nobel Prize, CSIRO, Collingwood (Vic.), 2013, 330 pp. Details
  • Frame, Tom and Faulkner, Don, Stromlo: an Australian Observatory, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2003, 364 pp. Details
  • Haynes, Raymond, Haynes, Roslynn, Malin, David and McGee, Richard, Explorers of the Southern Sky: a History of Australian Astronomy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, 540 pp. Details
  • Miller, M. J., Mount Stromlo Observatory and the Siding Spring Observatory Field Station, Research School of Physical Science, Australian National University, [Canberra], [s.d.], 51 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Orchiston, W., 'Mount Stromlo Observatory', in P. Moore (ed.), The Astronomy Encylopaedia, London, 1988, pp. 276-277. Details

Journal Articles

  • Gascoigne, B., 'Mount Stromlo Observatory: the Early Years', Sky and Space, vol. 7, no. 3, 1994, pp. 18-21. Details
  • Gascoigne, B., 'Mount Stromlo Observatory: the Modern Years', Sky and Space, vol. 8, no. 1, 1995, pp. 24-28. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'History of Australian Astronomy: Astro-physics at Mount Stromlo, the Woolley Era', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 597-605. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Astrophysics at Mount Stromlo: the Woolley Era', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 597-605. Details
  • Gould, Ross, 'The Founding of Siding Spring Observatory', Southern Sky, vol. 4, 1994, pp. 19-23. Details
  • Hyland, A. R. and Faulkner, D. J., 'From the Sun to Universe - the Woolley and Bok Directorships at Mount Stromlo', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 8, no. 2, 1989, pp. 216-228. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'The Mount Stromlo Fires: a Major Heritage Loss for Australian Astronomy', Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol. 113, 2003, pp. 73-74. Details
  • Woolley, Richard van der Riet, 'Mount Stromlo Observatory', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 1, no. 3, 1968, pp. 53-57. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9680130053.htm. Details

Reviews

  • Frater, Bob, review of Bhathal, Ragbir, Sutherland, Ralph and Butcher, Harvey, Mt Stromlo Observatory: From Bush Observatory to the Nobel Prize (2013), Historical records of Australian science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 363-4. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim, review of Frame, Tom and Faulkner, Don, Stromlo: an Australian Observatory (2003), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 15, no. 1, 2004, pp. 121-124. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR03015.pdf. Details

Online Resources

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